Using music to engage young people in discussion
In order to raise awareness around the influence and impact rap, grime and drill music is having on the lives of individuals and communities, Bimz (21) founded Underground Anonymous as a safe and creative space for young musicians to express themselves, share and discuss the issues around the current urban music scene.
Chronicling the discussions of 8 young people from Soapbox Youth Centre, he then put together a collection of videos to help start group discussions with other young people during Friday night forum discussions on current events and issues relevant to music, the music business and youth culture. It provided an opportunity to learn and be more conscious of the music they are listening to and making.
Bimz said the project “allowed me to experience the lives of those people who have lived the kind of lifestyle that some artists talk about and why they try so hard to get away from it.” … “I may plan to develop this into a full-feature documentary.”
Grime and Crime Documentary by Bimz
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